Women should make sure not to say”shehecheyanu” twice (by licht bentching and by Shul)
(The best way to bentch licht today is to include the electric light in your ‘licht bentching’…turn it off…and then,when you ‘bentch licht’ , turn it back on as if it were another candle that you are lighting.The reason for this is too complex to explain in this forum-it was explained one evening in the 60-second dvar halachah slot)
This was not clear to some people.
When do you turn on the light,having in mind that it is one of the lights of your licht bentching?
Whenever you would light another candle.
Let us say you light 2 candles, then make the berachah. You now are lighting 3 before the berachah, the third being turning on the light.
Let us say you light 4 candles,then make the brachah. You now are lighting 5 before the berachah,the fifth being turning on the light.
Hopefully,this was illuminating
When davening maariv,one should have in mind to fulfill the mitzvah of being mekadesh Yom Kippur (Kiddush)..and, this year, kiddush Shabbos , as well!
If one forgets to conclude the berachah in Shemonah Essrai with “mekadesh haShabbos ” , one must repeat the Shemonah Essrai.